Would you like your voice to be heard in the upcoming Federal Senate Inquiry into Surrogacy? RAINBOW FAMILIES plans to make a submission outlining the implications of existing laws and regulations for members of our community who make their families through surrogacy.

The inquiry is an opportunity for rainbow families to share their stories by making independent submissions and/or helping shape the RAINBOW FAMILIES' submission.

Families that would like to contribute or who would like to submit anonymously are invited to include their story as part of RAINBOW FAMILIES’ submission.

The NSW Department of Justice has also vowed to move forward with its own review of the Surrogacy Act 2010. The review plans to simplify the surrogacy process and prioritise the interests of children born via surrogacy.

RAINBOW FAMILIES will also be making a submission to this review.

NSW State Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton has suggested changing the law to enable people to advertise for altruistic surrogacy arrangements, and to fast track the process of transferring legal parentage of a child born via a surrogate.

You can email or mail stories and submissions by February 10 to: PO Box 306, Erskineville 2043.